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Longleat

About

About
Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture, with an abundance of exciting attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure where you can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals.

Safari Drive-through
Immerse yourself amongst Longleat’s incredible animals on a visit to the UK’s original Safari Park with six and a half miles of Drive-through experience, there’s plenty to look out for.

Start your safari at the African Village where you can get up-close to their graceful giraffe, take a walk amongst their adorable lemurs or seek out the fascinating wallabies before setting off on your exhilarating Drive-through expedition. Dare to face their cheeky monkeys in the Monkey Drive-through, survey the African Plains and look out for the mighty rhino and camel before entering the Big Cats where you’ll glimpse their powerful tigers, majestic lions and nimble cheetahs.

Animal Discovery
Jump on board the Jungle Cruise boat, where you’ll experience the thrill of their sea lions as they swim alongside you plus an unmissable opportunity to see their magnificent gorillas, meet their playful meerkats in Jungle Kingdom as they scamper around your feet and hand-feed their gorgeous lorikeets in Monkey Temple before exploring Penguin Island for an intimate encounter with these remarkable creatures.

Adventure Zone
Escape into a world of exploration and fun! Let the kids run riot in the incredible Adventure Castle, complete with rope bridges, zip wires, slides and a Medieval keep. Lose yourself in the famous Longleat Hedge Maze and join in the mayhem on their Rockin’ Rhino ride. Younger adventurers will love discovering their enchanting play area, Little Explorer’s Garden, with four fun-filled zones!

Longleat House and Grounds
You’ll be taken aback by the impressive Longleat House, where you can step back through over 450 years of history. Did you know it’s one of the finest Elizabethan stately homes in the country? The family still live in parts of the house, but 15 spectacular rooms are open for public viewing.

Take it all in at your own pace or join a guided tour through the Great Hall, Red Library, State Dining Room and Saloon. As you explore, be sure to seek out and admire the fantastic collection of artworks, paintings, tapestries and furniture that have been collected over generations.

Longleat Events
Longleat hosts many special events throughout the year, including the return of the Food Festival and the hot air balloon extravaganza, Sky Safari, which was the largest annual balloon event of 2017.

If you’re visiting over the festive period, you’ll be truly enchanted by the ever-popular Festival of Light. The grounds come alive with colour and light as a display of giant Chinese lanterns take up residence across the park.

Extras

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Coach drop-off point

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    5090
  • Very Good
    1658
  • Average
    465
  • Poor
    217
  • Terrible
    162

Recent Reviews:

  • Kerchiss
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic NYE trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th February 2019
    We went for nye with our 1 & 3 year olds. I was organised and got there for doors opening as it was completely sold out so was going to be busy. Safari was excellent! A lion even set off all of the... Read full review
  • chriseR8372OJ
    Peacehaven, United Kingdom
    Amazing Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th February 2019
    What a fabulous day trip we’ve just had in the school holidays. We stayed at the South Winchester Lodges and Longleat is just over an hour away. Saw all the animals including Tigers, Lions... Read full review
  • tinaa721
    Bourton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Disappointing visit
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th February 2019
    Unfortunately when looking and booking on the website there was no mention that the train and children’s playground were out of commission until a further date. I feel that the prices should have in... Read full review
Longleat
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7NW

Tel: +44 (0)1985 844 400

Opening Times

* Selected dates from 10th February 2018 to 6th January 2019. Please see website for further information.

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